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Cabbage Collars

15 April 2011 22:22:48


Has anybody had any experience with these? I find they are a bit "hard" around young tender stems. I have also slightly buried them as it adds a bit of stability to the plant.

Out with Escalonia.......In with Fagus Sylvatica

28 February 2011 21:42:27
Beech Hedge

Beech Hedge

MY dead and decaying Escalonia hedge finally found it's way to the wood chipper. I replaced it with Green Beech which (so far at least) grows fairly well in my garden.

Early Potatoes

23 February 2011 21:39:37

Autumn onion sets

15 February 2011 20:41:39
Onion set?

Onion set?

Attached is a photo of one of my onions planted back in October. All of these sets seem to have "consumed" themselves in order to survive the Winter. I wonder should I start again. One thing is for certain, the usual "head start" by planting in the Autumn doesn't apply this year.


10 February 2011 09:38:54

Garlic.....I won't be beaten

02 February 2011 22:22:16

Garlic failed AGAIN.

09 June 2010 23:20:35


31 May 2010 22:18:46

Help please.

26 April 2010 22:46:05


Are there any butterfly experts out there? I found this very pretty butterfly in my polytunnel today. If this is common I've never seen it before.

The Bumbles are back.

19 April 2010 22:36:16
Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

There was a distinct absence of this wonderful creature in my garden last year. I'm thrilled to see bumble bees foraging around my Blackcurrant bushes. They are not really in flower yet but these fabulous creatures are impatiently waiting.

The Difference a month makes

19 April 2010 21:41:42


Take a look at my journal entry for the 20th March and compare it to this picture taken today. Isn't it amazing at a the difference a few weeks makes in the Spring?


17 April 2010 17:43:54
Leggy Toms.

Leggy Toms.

My tomato plants are getting a bit leggy but I'm afraid to shift them to the polytunnel or glasshouse as the nights are too cold. In fact the days are too hot. I'm sure the extremes of temperatures would do severe damage.  I wonder if I should pot them on, keep them on the windowsill and hope for the best.

Tulips from Amsterdam

10 April 2010 11:39:37


I'm don't know what the variety is. I picked these up in a market in Amsterdam last year. They are a welcome first splash of colour in our containers this year though.

Red Currant blister aphid

06 April 2010 22:47:25

First Salad leaves.

27 March 2010 09:42:44
Mizuna,Rocket etc

Mizuna,Rocket etc

I'm really pleased to be harvesting the first taste of Garden 2010. I'll have some of these at lunchtime. We also picked some rhubarb this week. I'm a bit concerned about next weeks weather forecast though, it's supposed to turn cold again.


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